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Blog entry by kosta posted 05-31-2009 05:15 AM 879 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

See baltimore city has a big problem with lead paint so any building built before 1970 must be painted every 5 years well this building is from 1920 so we got hired to paint it. The building is very old and it hasnt been painted in 5 years and the city told them if its not done by the end of may then we can fine you up to $1000 so its cheaper just to get viennas construction co to do it so they hired us. The building is cinder blocks and is 5 stories high and we used old skool scafolding called a tooth pick which is a scaffold that hangs and is about 1 ft wide with no railings and its not for the faint of heart.

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#1 posted 05-31-2009 05:17 AM

Hey man be careful up there.

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#2 posted 05-31-2009 05:49 AM

Pictures Please!

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#3 posted 05-31-2009 01:07 PM

Watch where you stand…and step!

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 01:08 PM

I am not sure I would even want to see pictures of that. Going up that high is enough of a challenge without the added element of working on a 12” ledge with no safety support. Pictures alone would be enough to scare the daylights out of me. If I were faced with this type of a job I believe I would find a 60 foot extension and use a paint roller. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 05-31-2009 02:53 PM

Sounds too scary for me. Heights don’t bother me either. I’ve worked off those makeshift scaffolds and they are not like you said for the faint of heart.

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#6 posted 05-31-2009 05:01 PM

well see im afaraid of heights too but I just put it behind me because your gonna get hurt when you too comfortable or too scared because your not paying attention. When you first go up you think did I tie the lines down tight enough or did I secure it good enough but you just have to forget about that stuff and call your girlfriend. I will get pictures on monday

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